Carl Fogarty had a big off at Dirt Quake, suffered ten broken ribs, a broken shoulder and a punctured lung after his spill from his Triumph and then promised his wife Michaela that he was finished with racing for good.
The four-times World Superbike winner, told fans on social media: “Well Sunday was going mega @dirtquake won five out of six race heats.
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“Errr then had a little crash. Two broken ribs a punctured lung and a broken shoulder blade. Nothing really too bad.”
He later added: “The rib count is now up too 10 broke!!” (sic)
Fogarty, who retired from the superbike track in 2000, has promised wife Michaela he will not be racing again. He said: “That’s it now. I am not going to race anymore. It’s going to take me a while to heal from this one!”
Event organiser Neil Duncanson said: “Carl Fogarty had a massive crash in the Hooligan final and after the race was stopped he was taken away by ambulance, then airlifted to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital with a broken shoulder, broken ribs and a collapsed lung. He’s doing ok, but it was pretty spectacular stuff.”